THE JOVIAL ATHEIST
ATHEISM EXPLAINED - BY AN ATHEIST
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Inside these pages you will find common sense at work. You will find the answers to questions you were afraid to ask. You will find a new source of help with your thinking. You will find that Atheists are the most moral segment of our society today. In addition, you will be confounded by the simple activity of thinking. There is only one way to truly find the truth about any subject. That way is to learn the beginning step. Here is a secret for you.
All children know this step. They are born with it. That step is to ask the simple question, "WHY?" Very early children have this learning tool stripped from their grasp. How do we do that? We say,
"Because I said so!"
Nothing is more harmful to the human species than that simple statement, "Because I said so!" Soon the kids go to school and woe to any kid who uses his head and does some research on his own and finds the teacher in error on some matter. She counters with the same idea which the kids know well by now. "The text book says so." You and I both know that text books are written by people most of whom wish to get some personal point across besides the subject matter.
Soon the kids go to church and they hear statements and claims which their minds can not handle. They hear claims which are unrealistic, unsupported and unbelievable. These claims are defended by quoting the book. The kids are told that they must NOT think about the claims. They are told that the claims are true and they must believe them (all of them). In short, they are told that they must believe these unbelievable claims.
By this time the kid no longer possess the first step to truth. It has been forced out of him. He has forgotten how, or is afraid to ask, "WHY?".
So the kids are asked to believe what they are told. Gone forever from their minds (in most cases) is the most valuable learning step. To ask the question, "WHY?" is now a terrible, terrible
GUESS WHAT QUESTION I AM GOING TO ASK? You got that right. My question is:
Inside these pages you will find the answers to that question and many more which you worried about but were afraid to ask. So you don't have to worry about the questions or answers any longer. I will answer many of them and you can simply think about it. No Just God could condemn your honest search and quest for the TRUTH concerning these very important matters.
Let me invite you to my web pages with a phrase with which you may be more comfortable.
COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER.
THE JOVIAL ATHEIST WEB SITE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Read the first four articles in order.
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Think or Believe
MORE TO COME
HONEST DOUBT IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM
THE HONEST MAN'S PHILOSOPHY
Welcome to the web book, the HONEST MAN'S PHILOSOPHY. This book, soon to be published in an updated version, is free to you who are Honestly Questing for the Truth. There are many secrets uncovered in this book which mainstream Christianity (and indeed, all of religion) would rather you not know. In the past, men have been beheaded, burned at the stake and placed in prisons worse than death because they knew these facts and told others about them. In modern days the censorship of religion and government has taken the freedom and income of many who tried to reveal these things. Only in the area of advanced scholarship are these things allowed to be found in print and that information must also be couched in philosophical and theological terms which most people are at a loss to understand.
I have taken some of these studies of the past and present and placed them in terms and language which any high school student can read and understand. Since I am an older man, I have written without fear of the terrors of religious fanaticism or governmental intervention.
It is up to you to both study these things and THINK about them. The core part of this book was actually written between 1981 and 1989. I have been amazed at how prophetic that earlier work was. This book has been updated but I have left many earlier parts in the text just to show you that the events happening today were showing their heads even back in 1989.
I urge you to read the first six chapters in sequences so you may understand the remaining chapters because much of the information and conclusions of the later chapters depends on your knowing the contents of the first six chapters.
are great personal rewards in discovering the TRUTH about any subject. But, the
contentment and joy of learning the truth about these religious matters can not
be compared to anything else. The freedom and the cleansing of the mind which
comes with this understanding is known by a few only. Now it is your opportunity
to be truly FREE. You CAN know the TRUTH and the TRUTH will set you FREE. More
THE HONEST MAN'S PHILOSOPHY
HONEST DOUBT IS A DIRTY WORD.
Welcome to the Jovial Atheist's web pages!
(These web pages are always under construction. They are regularly being added to and corrected. Yes, even Jovial Atheists can misspell and make mistakes. So don't be too hard on me. I am always ready to right a wrong and correct a mistake. We learn far more from our mistakes and failures than we do from our successes and good luck. My hope is not that you agree with me. My hope is that you THINK about these things. My hope is that you will allow yourself the honor of being HONEST in your thoughts. The hardest activity in which the mind can engage itself is, Honest Clear Thinking.)
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